Open call 2020
Center Stage is planning 2020/2021 season (November 2020—November 2021) and inviting artists and curators from all over the world to participate in an open call made in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ community, with aim to support creative people in early career stages, to celebrate diversity in all its forms, as well as focus public attention to important issues of modern world.

Timing• Open call dates: August, 20—September, 15
• Selection period: October, 15-31
• Finalists and exact schedule of shows and publishing activities will be announced by early November
• Start of the program for 2020/2021 season — November 2020
Artist and curators can submit applications in following categories:
Artist in early career stage
Up to 12 artists with no age limit will be selected for special one by one presentation in Moscow in 2020/2021 season, plus all shortlisted artists will be presented in a final month-long exhibition in New York in 2022. One finalist will get a grant for participation in fully funded artistic residency in New York in 2022.

Application must include:
For «artist in early career stage» category — one pdf file up to 15Mb size composed of:
• Artist's CV incl. artist statement, up to 2 pages
• Portfolio up to 10 pages (incl. short description of the projects, medium, scale, materials and year of production).

All application must be in English from individuals of 18 years and older. The application must be submitted by September 15th to: opencall@centerstage.family
Project
Curators and artists are welcome to send proposals. One project will be realised in Moscow in 2020/21 season. The gallery floor plan is available here.

Application must include:
For «Group project» category — one pdf file up to 15 Mb size composed of:
• Artist's CV incl. artist statement or curator's CV, up to 2 pages
• Portfolio up to 10 pages (incl. short description of the projects, medium, scale, materials and year of production)
• Project proposal (1000 words max) with not less than 3 sketches, including information on proposed artists.

All application must be in English from individuals of 18 years and older. The application must be submitted by September 15th to: opencall@centerstage.family
Zine
Zines from two finalists with up to 1000 copies will be produced in 2020/2021 season.

Application must include:
For «Zine» category — one pdf file up to 15 Mb size composed of:
• Artist's CV incl. artist statement, up to 2 pages
• Zine proposal (up to 500 words) with not less than 3 sketches, up to 5 pages — Any additional information (previously realised projects), up to 5 pages.

All application must be in English from individuals of 18 years and older. The application must be submitted by September 15th to: opencall@centerstage.family
Jurors:
Antonio Sergio Bessa
Anastasiia Fedorova
Alexander Burenkov
O-Zine.ru Team
Sergey Guschin
Сontacts: opencall@centerstage.family
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